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Online Michigan Pesticide Applicator Exam Prep Course

Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam Prep Program

12 Hour Exam Prep | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for preparing to take the Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam administered by your state, tribe, territory, or federal department/agency. Passing the core exam is essential to becoming a certified applicator. This certification course benefits both you and the general public. By learning how to handle pesticides correctly, you will be able to protect yourself, others, and the environment from pesticide misuse.
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Online Michigan Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

 

Right of Way: Pest Control | Michigan Approval #72830A04

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  6 
This course will help applicators in Michigan understand the five main groups of pests, identifying those pests , and help applicators decide on management strategies.  It will also cover the main causes of plant disease, plant life cycles, and the developmental stages through which plants progress.
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Right of Way: Weed Control | Michigan Approval #72831A04

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  6 
This course will review the methods and techniques to manage vegetation on rights of way and non-cropland industrial sites safely without damage to non-target species, sites, objects or the environment in Michigan.
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Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape | Michigan Approval #72837A04

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  3B 
This course teaches the basics of disease management for landscape plantings, cost minimizing strategies, and tools and techniques needed to successfully control disease in the highly competitive world of landscaping in Michigan.
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Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID | Michigan Approval #72842A04

4 Hours | Approved for 4 Credits:  7A, 7D
This course focuses on the fundamentals of wildlife damage inspection including indentification based on habitat, routes of entry, scat and tracks.  It will help you understand the unique biological and legal risks that are involved with the inspection process in Michigan as well as the proper equipment and PPE that should be used.
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Disease Management in Enclosed Spaces | Michigan Approval #72838A03

3 Hours | Approved for 3 Credits:  3B 
This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management in enclosed spaces where exposure is increased, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully control the environment in Michigan.  
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Turfgrass: Keys to Identification and Management | Michigan Approval #72841A03

3 Hours | Approved for 3 Credits:  3A 
This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for various turf grasses, the multiple steps involved, and the different tools and techniques to successfully control the environment in Michigan.
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Aquatic Weed Control | Michigan Approval #72833A02

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  5 
Managing aquatic weeds in Michigan revolves around proper plant identificaiton.  Tailoring management strategies to address specific aquatic plant life is only possible through accurate identification.  This course teaches the basics of aquatic weed identification, and the different approaches to aquatic plant management.
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Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | Michigan Approval #72828A02

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  Comm CORE, Priv CORE
This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented in Michigan to coordinate the effors of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find the balance between managing pest and protecting pollinators. 
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Integrated Pest and Resistance Management | Michigan Approval #72829A02

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  Comm CORE, Priv CORE 
This course covers a range of topics important to pesticide resistance management in Michigan including Integrated Pest managaement (IPM), correct sampling techniques for plant pathogens, proper insect identificaiton, and pesticide application equipment calibration.  
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Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum | Michigan Approval #72840A02

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  1A 
This course discusses pest identification and management strategies for corn, soybean and grain sorghum.  Each species is identified according to various stages of maturity, the signs and symptoms exhibited, and the type of biological, cultural or chemical control recommended for each.
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Pest Identification: Rice and Cotton | Michigan Approval #72834A02

2 Hours | Approved for 2 Credits:  1A 
This course discusses proper insect and plant pathogen sampling techniques as well as pest identification for Rice and Cotton.  Each pest and pathogen are identified according to various stages of maturity, the signs and symptoms exhibited, and the type of biological, cultural or chemical control recommended for each.
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Pollinator Stewardship | Michigan Approval #72839A01

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  1A, 1B, 1C, 3B
This course provides an outline of the primary concerns of the bee-keeping industry including colony collapse disorder (CCD), factors effecting honey bee decline, invasive insects, fungal disease, best practices for pollinator stewardship, and minimizing pesticide risks for pollinators in Michigan.
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How Fungicides Work | Michigan Approval #72835A01

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  Comm CORE, Priv CORE
This course provides a basic understanding of fungicides and how they work.  Fungal spores, germination, plant appearance, infestions, and fungicide mechanism are all discussed using easy to follow diagrams explained by the on-screen instructor.
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Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases | Michigan Approval #72832A01

1 Hour | Approved for 1 Credit:  7F 
This course covers a range of mosquito-borne diseases with an emphasis on the Zika Virus.  Zika's extent, side effects, testing and diagnostics are detailed along with protection and reduction techniques of mosquitoes to minimize the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases in Michigan.
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Federal Pesticide Laws | Michigan Approval #82803A01

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  Comm CORE, Priv CORE
Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment in Michigan. This course addresses the Federal pesticide laws that control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal in the best public interest. 
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Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response | Michigan Approval #82809A01

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  Comm CORE, Priv CORE
Wearing PPE can reduce exposure (dermal, inhalation, ocular, or oral) and thereby lower the chances of pesticide injury, illness, or poisoning. It is important that all pesticide applicators and handlers in Michigan understand the protections and limitations of PPE.
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Pest Management | Michigan Approval #82807A01

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  Comm CORE, Priv CORE
This course addresses the Federal pesticide laws that control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal of Pesticides while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment in Michigan.
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Pesticide Application Procedures | Michigan Approval #82801A01

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  Comm CORE, Priv CORE
Pesticides may be applied in Michigan as sprays, dusts, granules, gases (vapors), fogs, baits, rubs, or dips and require the correct equipment for the pesticide as well as the job size and type. In addition, you must properly select, operate, calibrate, and maintain your equipment.
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Pesticide Formulations | Michigan Approval #82804A01

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  Comm CORE, Priv CORE 
Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations in Michigan, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.
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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid | Michigan Approval #82805A01

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  Comm CORE, Priv CORE
Pesticides are designed to be toxic so they can control pests (e.g., plants, insects, rodents, fungi, and bacteria) while not harming non-target organisms and anyone else exposed to the product.  Pesticide users in Michigan need to be concerned with the hazards associated with exposure to the chemical and not just the toxicity of the pesticide.
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Pesticide Labeling | Michigan Approval #82806A01

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  Comm CORE, Priv CORE
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users.  By law, pesticide users in Michigan are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.
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Pesticides in the Environment | Michigan Approval #28202A01

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  Comm CORE, Priv CORE
Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment in Michigan. Initially, hazards to humans were the primary reason the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided to classify a pesticide as a restricted-use product.
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Planning the Pesticide Application | Michigan Approval #82808A01

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  Comm CORE, Priv CORE
Before beginning a pesticide application in Michigan, you should know how to select the right pesticide for the job, review the label, test for pesticide compatibility before mixing, select personal protective equipment, transfer pesticides safely, and clean up after an application.
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Transportation, Storage, Security and Professional Conduct | Michigan Approval #82810A01

1 Hour course | Approved for 1 Credit:  Comm CORE, Priv CORE
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored in Michigan, under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products and how to communicate these issues with customers.
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State Requirements

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

Renewal Cycle: 3 years

Renewal Deadline: December 31st

Do I need continuing education credits to maintain my Michigan pesticide applicators license?
MDARD requires that all applicators obtain the required number of credits or re-test every three years to maintain their certification. The number of credits you will need will be included on your renewal paperwork sent to you from MDARD.

 

 LICENSE

 CREDIT HOURS

 ADDITIONAL CREDITS BY CATEGORY

 STATE FEES

 Private Applicators

16 credit hours in private core requirements

If licensed in Fumigation: 2 additional credit hours
If licensed in Aerial application: 2 additional credit hours

$50

 Registered Applicators

16 credit hours 
- 8 credit hours of core standards
- 8 credit hours in each category

If licensed in Fumigation: 2 additional credit hours
If licensed in Aerial application: 2 additional credit hours

$45

 Commercial Applicators

16 credit hours 
- 8 credit hours of core standards
- 8 credit hours in each category

If licensed in Fumigation: 2 additional credit hours
If licensed in Aerial application: 2 additional credit hours

$75

 Note: Continuing Education/Seminar credits must be category specific and credits must be earned prior to the expiration date printed on your certificate. Continuing education/seminar credits do not carry over from one licensing cycle to the next.

Who submits my continuing education to Michigan?
Upon completion of your course(s), Certified Training Institute will submit your continuing education courses to the state for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get my Michigan pesticide applicator's license?

Private Applicators -

  • Step 1 - you must be at least 18 years old
  • Step 2 - Pass the private general standard (CORE) exam - click here for information on our exam prep course!
  • Step 3 - Complete and submit the application and appropriate fee.

Registered Applicators -

  • Step 1 - You must be at least 18 years old
  • Step 2 - Pass the general standard (CORE) exam - click here for information on our exam prep course!
  • Step 3 - Complete a Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) approved training program. The program must be coordinated by an MDARD approved trainer, be verifiable and category-specific.
  • Step 4 - Complete and submit the application and appropriate fee.

Commercial Applicators -

  • Step 1 - You must be at least 18 years old
  • Step 2 - Pass the general standard (CORE) exam - click here for information on our exam prep course!
  • Step 3 - Pass the exam of at least one category and/or subcategory in your area of pesticide application. Additional standards and testing are required for applicators who plan to use fumigant or aerial pesticides.
  • Step 4 - Complete and submit the application and appropriate fee.
Are your courses state approved for re-certification credits?

Yes! All of our courses are state approved.

What classifications of applicator's licensing does Michigan have?

The Michigan Department Agriculture & Rural Development recognizes the following classification of applicator certification:

  • Private Applicator - Restricts the applicator to the application of restricted use pesticides to agricultural commodities on their own property or rented agricultural property. Does not allow for compensation beyond trading of personal services between growers.
  • Registered Applicator - Restricts the applicator to the application of generaluse pesticides when under the direct supervision of a certified applicator. The commercial certified applicator must be onsite during the application.
  • Commercial Applicator - Allows the applicator to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides in his/her own property.
Where can I find copies of Michigan-specific training manuals?

MSU Manuals can be found through the bookstore.

What are the categories and subcategories for Michigan pesticide licensing?

The State of Michigan currently has 24 categories and subcategories for pesticide licensing. Applicators holding a commercial license will need to pass the core exam along with at least one of these specialties. Click here for a description of each classification.

1A - Field Crops
1B - Vegetable Crops
1C - Fruit Crops
1D - Livestock Pest Management
2 - Forest Pest Management
2A - Wood Preservation
3A - Turfgrass Pest Management
3B - Ornamental Pest Management
4 - Seed Treatment
5 - Aquatic Pest Management
5A - Swimming Pools
5B - Microbial Pest Management
5C - Sewer Line Pest Management
6 - Right-of-Way Pest Management
7A - General Pest Management
7B - Wood Destroying Pest Management
7D - Vertebrate Past Management
7E - Interior Plant Pest Management
7F - Mosquito Management
7G - Domestic Animal Pest Management
8 - Public Heal Pest Management
9 - Regulatory Pest Management
10 - Demonstration and Research Pest Management
AE - Aerial
FUM - Fumigation

Does the State of Michigan offer reciprocity with other states?

Yes! Residents of Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin may apply for certification status with the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development by applying for reciprocity on the application and submitting the required fee.

How do I get my Michigan pesticide applicator's license?

Private Applicators -

  • Step 1 - you must be at least 18 years old
  • Step 2 - Pass the private general standard (CORE) exam - click here for information on our exam prep course!
  • Step 3 - Complete and submit the application and appropriate fee.

Registered Applicators -

  • Step 1 - You must be at least 18 years old
  • Step 2 - Pass the general standard (CORE) exam - click here for information on our exam prep course!
  • Step 3 - Complete a Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) approved training program. The program must be coordinated by an MDARD approved trainer, be verifiable and category-specific.
  • Step 4 - Complete and submit the application and appropriate fee.

Commercial Applicators -

  • Step 1 - You must be at least 18 years old
  • Step 2 - Pass the general standard (CORE) exam - click here for information on our exam prep course!
  • Step 3 - Pass the exam of at least one category and/or subcategory in your area of pesticide application. Additional standards and testing are required for applicators who plan to use fumigant or aerial pesticides.
  • Step 4 - Complete and submit the application and appropriate fee.

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Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development - Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division. Our instructor lead video courses are fast, easy, affordable and provide credits toward your pesticide certification. We offer the following continuing education courses in full HD video, and they are available when you are!

Need to obtain your applicator's certification? Check out our Pesticide Applicator Core Exam Prep Course!

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